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COVID-19 Update – We’re Open

We’re still Open and operating as normal….well almost normal

Operating Hours

Our operating hours are slightly limited mainly due to the lower work volume.

We’re now open 9am – 3pm, Monday – Friday.

Impacts on operations

We still have FREE Shipping for all orders over $100. We have been shipping Australia Wide and also Internationally (actually quite a lot internationally of late).

We have noticed that Shipping times have been taking longer with Australia Post and all other courier services due to everyone being stretched at this crazy time, please allow for that if you have an urgent deadline.

Can I pick up my orders?

Technically you can… BUT…we’d prefer everything to be shipped. So unless it’s some kind of emergency and you simply can’t afford to pay for shipping please choose to have your orders shipped. This just helps avoid any further contact or potential spreading of Covid-19 (Corona Virus).

If you ‘must’ pick up your orders Please do NOT come inside our workshop. You will have to pick up your order from our Pick-up Box out the front of the workshop.

Phone, Live Chat and Email Support

Are you even there I hear you say?

We’re running skeleton staff at the moment and I’m (Shane) am back on the tools full time now, including phone, live chat, email etc. so the reality is I’m a little slow sometimes and not quite as prompt as far as answering the phone, emailing back at lightning speed and even missing the odd live chat.

Please be patient. Live chat is great if you catch me on it as we can generally work anything out on there.

Phone 1300 90 30 65 or 0426 455 779
Email info@inkfx.com.au
Live Chat (bottom right of the website – click to chat)

We’re here to help

Are you struggling with this whole isolation thing? Has business slowed or come to a standstill? If you want to chat and bounce some ideas off someone regarding business and moving forward we’d love to chat call us 1300 90 30 65 OR 0426 455 779 and we can brainstorm together.

It’s actually amazing some of the cool ideas that people are coming up with to keep things moving. We are living in unique times that will certainly shake up the industry with some leaving the industry, others sticking around cementing their place in the market.

Market(ing) Opportunities for Photographers

Do you have a database of existing clients?

Do you have a mailing list of your customers? Past present and ‘leads’?

With the limited capacity to be able to physically get your customers into your studio or on location for a shoot you can be guaranteed that there are alot of your contacts/customers etc. who have photos they need printed or would like to deck the house out since they’re couped up!

You could email OR ideally make it more personal and physically PHONE each of your customers, have a chat, Find out how you can help them, let them know that you’ve put together a special for your valued existing clients if they order xxxxx they get xxxxxx FREE + a Gift Voucher for their next shoot (as an example), you’ve worked out a special deal with your Pro Lab Professional Printer and you’re able to do xxxx for them. (We can ship direct to them for you WHITE LABEL!!)

Driveway Shoots!

I’ve seen this going on in the USA and also in Australia photographers doing ‘Driveway shoots’ where you organize a time with your clients you drive up to their house.

The family get’s all dressed up for their Photo Shoot on their front lawn, garden, in front of their house, tree, fancy car or whatever they like. (You give them clear instructions – just a few dot points on how it works BEFORE you get there).

You do the shoot from a socially responsible distance to get a few great shots (for whatever package you put together as your Corona Driveway Shoot Special / or I’m sure you can come up with a better name with a little brainstorming 😉)

Then we can print and ship direct to your customer!

Anyway, that’s just a few ideas, if you have some extra time, sit down with a pen and paper and work out who is still employed e.g. Emergency services, Police, Fire, Ambo, Doctors, Nurses etc etc etc and then come up with ways that you can connect or market towards those groups of people who would probably love to have a shoot done (in their front yard or wherever) that is legal, and responsible.

Let me know if this is helpful. Let’s chat!

Christmas Order Deadlines & Closing Dates

Leading up to Christmas things tend to get pretty wild around here, this year we will have clear cut off dates to get your orders in to ensure you get your orders in time for Christmas and avoid any disappointment.

I know it always gets crazy for everyone but if you have any specific things you need where possible try and plan ahead so we can help wherever possible so Santa’s helpers can do their thing.

Closing Dates for 2019

Closing: Friday 20th December 3pm

Reopening: Monday 6th January 7am

Order Deadlines for 2019

Aluminium HD Metal Cut-Off Dates
6th December, 2019 (some flexibility especially if sizes in stock)

Canvas Cut-Off Dates
11th December, 2019 (some flexibility / depending on your location)

Paper Prints Cut-Off Dates (some flexibility / depending on your location)
11th December, 2019

Framed Prints Cut-Off Dates
6th December, 2019

Cut-off dates do not allow for remote/rural shipping addresses. If you need something shipped to Humpty Doo in N.T. or Broome W.A. then please obviously get your orders in ASAP to avoid any disappointment.

Couriers and shipping companies put on extra staff and try to go the extra mile around Christmas to ensure everyone get’s their goodies in time for Christmas, but sometimes if they don’t have enough time they just can’t perform their magic!

Urgent / Rush Jobs after Cut-Off Dates?

We’ll try and help you wherever we can. Rush Service is available (where your job can ‘leap frog’ to the front of the queue if required for urgent jobs. Otherwise jobs are completed in the order they are received.

We do have some flexibility with the cut off dates especially for CANVAS and PAPER PRINTS and some ALUMINIUM HD METAL (as long as we have the size you need in stock!) so please CALL us if you’re wondering if it’s possible. We’ll try and work some magic for you if it’s humanly possible.

Please phone us 1300 90 30 65 or 0426 455 779 for any specific requests and keep an eye on our Facebook page for current turnaround times. But, don’t be afraid to call or jump on live chat to confirm.

If you order but do not upload we will not be able to process your order. I know seems obvious but 🙂

We’ve pulled the trigger

If you’re reading this you’ve seen the new site which has now been live for a couple of weeks. We hope you like the new look and feel. We’ve updated so many different aspects of it including:

  • The overall look and feel of the site
  • Added more Product Images so you can see each product with more examples, and more angles.
  • Integrated the Blog into the new site completely!
  • Added a brand new File/Image Uploader fully integrated into the site with the ability to upload when ordering or after ordering.
  • Integration with Facebook Messenger (ability to get order updates via Messenger)
Our new File Uploader

Video Funny of the week #printyourphotos

Check out this hilarious 30 second commercial…and don’t forget to Print Your Photos. Like and Share this post with anyone who might enjoy!

It’s so easy for us to be the mechanic with the broken car or the plumber with the busted tap.

Don’t make the mistake of NOT printing your photos. You can’t enjoy them if they’re hidden on a USB or your Hard drive somewhere…

#printyourphotos

#ASKSHANE Podcast | Canson Infinity Papers & more

2016 is here and we’re insanely busy already?!! It’s January right?? I’m so pumped it’s not funny Infact, I’m soooooo excited I can hardly sit still long enough to type this!! haha 

BUT…more important than all that, we want to hear from you! http://goo.gl/forms/Q3boflJ15H FEEDBACK time – before you do that read on below.

Are you next?
We have some spots available for our Photographers Spotlight section of our Newsletter and also to be featured on our site & social media sites 🙂 If you’re a Pro Photographer and you’re interested let us know now!!

  
We have some exciting things planned for a HUGE 2016 and a big part of that is giving back to our clients and helping you succeed online.   …

2016 Let’s Rock it!

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We hope you have had a GREAT Christmas & New Year. I can’t believe it’s over already and we’re in full swing now for 2016.
Today we’re officially RE-OPEN 🙂 So don’t be a stranger. 🙂 

We’ve got some big goals for 2016 and we will continue to grow and become the #1 Photographic Printer of Choice for Photographers & Enthusiasts Australia Wide throughout 2016.
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*NEW* Canson Infinity Fine-Art Papers

We’ve added a number of absolutely beautiful CANSON Papers to our range. Check them out 🙂 We’ve also got detailed info on each of the papers and their attributes plus a video on each.
  • Canson Etching RAG 310gsm Matte
  • Canson PrintMaKing RAG 310gsm Matte
  • Canson RAG Photographique 310gsm Matte
  • Canson Photo Lustre Premium RC 310gsm Silk/Lustre
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Snapchat @inkfxprinting – Let’s Connect
 
 
We’re Snapchat newbies, but we’ll be posting updates and Behind the scenes shots & video to our snapchat account. @inkfxprinting so jump on board add as as friends and stay connected. 
This is going to be fun! 🙂 Plus, if you have any awesome snapchat tips let us know! We’re all ears and eager to learn.

Gold and Silver at the 2015 National Printing & Craftsmanship Awards

As you may know this last weekend we recently went down to Sydney for the PrintEx/Visual Impact Expo and the National Printing and Craftsmanship Awards.

It was a huge night. The icons of the industry were there. All the big players competing for Gold!

2015 National PICA Awards

The National Awards is the best of the best in the Printing Industry from around the country. There were just under 800 entries in total that are judged by a panel of expert Industry Judges to award the winners. There was approximately 500 who attended the Awards Ceremony and Dinner.

I must say there were a few moments when we felt like the David amongst the Goliaths of the Industry! haha 🙂

Mr & Mrs InkFX 🙂 
We had a couple of entries in 2 different categories. Speciality Printing and Wide Format Printing.

Silver First

The first category that came up for us was the Wide Format category which we won a SILVER Medal in. I was very pleased with that result amidst such tough competition.

And the Winner is…

Our next category that came up was the Speciality Printing category. This is the Category that we won the Gold for in the Queensland State PICA Awards late last year.
To say we were a little nervous hearing this one announced was a massive understatement. Either way, Bronze…Silver…and then Gold to Ink FX Printing!! Oh Yeah!!!

2015 Gold Specialty Printing Winner2015-Gold-Medal-PICA2-600a

Let the Good Times Roll

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Thank you

Thank you for your amazing feedback! We’ve had over 650 Likes and around 100 comments on our Award Photo on Facebook.
We really appreciate your ongoing support it means the world to us. We’ve got some new products that we’ll be releasing soon that we can’t wait to show you 🙂
We’d also like to THANK Sidd Rishi Photography. Sidd’s images were submitted, printed and ultimately won the Gold & Silver Awards. Great Photography + Great Printing = Happiness! 🙂
New to InkFX? We'd Love to Print one of your photos on our Award Winning Canvas! Try us out now! Only $7Click Here
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